Dr. Tenuta is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with primary interests in Sports Medicine and general orthopaedics. 

Dr. Tenuta had an extensive career in the United States Army. His assignments included orthopaedic surgeon for the Army’s elite special operations detachment as well as Chief of Orthopaedics at Landstuhl Medical Center in Germany, developing the facility as the receiving point for all injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2010, he served as the medical operations commander in Afghanistan for the Western Region.


Dr. Tenuta spent a majority of his career at the US Military Academy at West Point, NY as a Team Physician and Clinical Instructor for the Army’s Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. He also served as deputy consultant to the Army’s Surgeon General and retired at the rank of Colonel.

Joachim J. Tenuta, M.D. 

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon


Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Trauma


B.S., US Military Academy at West Point, West Point, NY 
M.D., University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA 


Orthopaedic Surgery, Walter Reed Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

Military Service

  • Combat Medical Badge – Ranger Task Force, Somalia
  • Bronze Star Medal – Afghanistan
  • Army Surgeon General’s “A” Designator as Top Level Surgeon
  • Extremity War Injury Annual Symposium Member
  • Chief of Orthopaedics, Landstuhl Medical Center, Germany
  • Order of Military Medical Merit
  • Team Physician, United States Military Academy
  • Instructor, Army’s Sports Medicine Fellowship
  • Parachutist Badge and Air Assault Badge

Associations / Awards

  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (FAAOS)
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
  • Member of:

    • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) 
    • Enduring Education Committee
    • Maintenance of Certification Committee
    • Arthroscopy Association of North America
    • Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • Affiliated Hospitals

      • Albany Medical Center
      • St. Peter's Hospital
      • Capital Region Ambulatory Surgery Center


      Albany, Malta, Schenectady